Haj Vakil Castle was one of the buildings which had been used as the location of a carpet-weaving factory of an American Zigler Company. At that time the carpets which were reputedly known as Sarooq, had been woven in Arak and used to be exported to other countries. At present out of this structure only the residential quarters have been remained.
Arak is the capital of Markazi Province, Iran. Originally named Soltan Abad, the modern-day city of Arak was founded in 1808 by Yusef Khan e Gorji.Arak is surrounded by mountains in the south, west, and east, and its average altitude is about 1750m above sea level. It is located 260 km from the city of Tehran, and is in the vicinity of the cities of Qom and Isfahan.Arak has a continental climate that is, in general, relatively cold and ...read more about Arak
Sarooq Village – Arak
This village is located 48 km. north west of Arak. It is one of the oldest villages of this province, and is 850 years old.Imamzadeh Haftado Do Tan related to 587 AH. is located in the central and old locality of the village. Sarooq is famous ...
Sooleh Khoonzab Cave – Arak
This cave is located in the Shams Abad Mountains, 15 km. to the south of Arak. To the right of the rocky wall of the mountain is the first opening of the cave and the second one exists in the higher altitudes.Sooleh Khoonzab means "the hole of a ...
Saint Mesrop Church – Arak
Mesrop Church is related to Qajar period and is located on Chamran Martyr Street (Nisanian Street) in Arak and was registered in the list of Iran’s national monuments on 25th of Esfand 1379 with registration number 3533.The building was built ...
Four Seasons Bathroom – Arak
Four Seasons Bathroom is one of the ancient relics of Arak City from late Qajar period. The building of the bathroom is one of the most beautiful architectural and tile works in Iran in recent centuries that is considered a unique monument in ...
Haftad Qoleh Protected Area – Arak
Expanding over 82.125 hectares, it is located in Arak and Mahalat. This region includes a complex of heights, hills and plains with steppe coverage. Its mountainous regions have rare species of wild flora.These are effective in preserving soil ...
Siyah Rood River – Arak
This river takes its source in the heights between Arak and Malayer. After joining with other rivers and irrigating the surrounding lands, it flows towards the Haus Soltan lake. In the higher areas of the river, leisure spots are found.
Anjedan Village – Arak
The Anjedan Village, a district of Arak (40 km. east of Arak) is very attractive due to natural beauties, magnificant caves, hunting grounds, and historical relics.As this village after the Mongol invasion, was the center of settlement and ...
Zolf Abad Archaeological City – Arak
Within 22 km. to the north of Arak (district of Tehran), the remnants of an underground city called Zolf Abad can be observed. The ruins indicate that this was a thriving city in the past.